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Gov. Brown issues legislative update

September 25, 2017 |

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the following legislation into law... Read More

Gov. Jerry Brown's utilities commissioners must face more questions before a senate vote

By Dan Bacher | August 29, 2017 |  

The California Senate Rules Committee voted 3 - 0 on August 23 to confirm Governor Jerry Brown’s nomination of Clifford Rechtschaffen and Martha Guzman Aceves as commissioners on the California Public Utilities Commission, but Senate leaders said the two have serious questions to answer before the confirmation is put to a floor vote.
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Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones, ICE acting director hold contentious forum on immigration

Protesters gather outside of immigration forum held by Sacramento County
Sheriff  Scott Jones |  
March 28, 2017 |      

Audio recording of entire forum posted at bottom of this story | 
A forum held this evening in Sacramento to discuss the relationship between Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and U. S Immigration and Customers Enforcement drew a capacity audience to explore the contentious issue of immigration.
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After Rally at Bera's District Office, The Resistance Schedules Organizing Meeting

February 6, 2017 |   
After successfully organizing a rally at Congressman Dr. Ami Bera's field office last week, a new political activist group has announced a general meeting tomorrow night.
Called The Resistance, the Sacramento-Elk Grove-based group was organized in opposition to President Donald Trump's agenda which they characterized as "hateful." 
 “I knew all the things Donald Trump promised in his campaign could actually become reality, and it was terrifying,” Jaclyn Moreno, the group's founder said. “I wanted to become active in some way to help my community, and the Indivisible Guide gave me a roadmap on how to do that. That’s why I started The Resistance.”... Read More

Swearing In for mayor, council members

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon,  along with Council Members Beverly “Babs” Sandeen and Quirina Orozco were sworn into office at a City Hall ceremony last night.

Cabaldon and Sandeen were re-elected to office.  Orozco beat a strong field to replace recently retired Council Member Bill Kristoff. It was the Mayor’s 10th time taking the oath!

Also at the meeting, West Sacramento resident and Olympic athlete Kim Conley was presented with a proclamation recognizing her achievements as a world class runner and a role model for the West Sacramento community.

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Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced today that he is being honored by the city of Citrus Heights for his work on behalf of the City to resolve its dispute with the State of California over redevelopment agency funds. The city’s work on this issue, aided by Assemblyman Cooley, ultimately saved the city and its taxpayers almost $8 million dollars.

In 2008, Citrus Heights made the prudent decision to fund its redevelopment agency via a loan of monies from its general fund, instead of funding through a bond which would have cost Citrus Heights taxpayers nearly $500,000 more in associated costs. In June of 2011, legislation was passed and signed by Governor Brown effectively ending redevelopment agencies and phasing out their activities into other local successor agencies over a period of years.

Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

In year two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes,

Concussion and U.S. Soccer bring spotlight back to adolescent brain injury       

Rancho Cordova – On July 21, 2014, Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2127 was signed into law to address high school football brain injury concerns, but importantly also strengthened the rules by which concussions experienced by all high school athletes are handled, regardless of sport.